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Urgent need to address growing cyber security challenges

The Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Griffith Santrofi Evans has noted that although information communication technologies offer immeasurable opportunities to businesses, the flip side is their exposure to cyber fraud and insecurities that can destroy organizations in minutes.

“Cyber security is therefore no longer an IT issue but now a function of an organization’s risk management.”

In efforts, therefore, to engender awareness and to address the growing concerns of cyber security in the midst of government’s digitization agenda, top level executives are being exposed to cyber threats, in a training programme.

This is to equip them with knowledge on risk mitigating strategies for their organizations.

The Business Development Manager of E-Crime Bureau, Philip Danquah Debrah said that the practical experience of the course will go a long way to address the cyber security and digital forensic needs of organizations.

“We are presenting cyber security issues, so that management have understanding to what issues, which would lead them to develop policies and strategies to take care of their cyber security needs.”

He noted that, there is a growing trend which shows that most organizations in the country appear to be compromised, whether through an email attack or phishing scheme, which they have not been able to detect.

Therefore, organizations need to come to terms with the reality and see how to develop the necessary approach to tackle the threats.

It is expected that two more trainings of such nature are to take place before the end of the year.

Organisations undertaking this training include; Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), Ghana Post, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), and First Banc Financial Services.


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